JUST ANNOUNCED!! Call for Northwest Louisiana Visual Artists to submit a single work of art for the CRITICAL MASS Exhibition at artspace. This exhibition is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts for the “Art Critics Series.” Apply by clicking here!
Northwest Louisiana Artist Survey
We need you to tell us more about yourself as an artist so we can understand how to better serve you and the arts community in Northwest Louisiana. Shreveport Regional Arts Council along with the National Endowment from the Arts, The Community Foundation, the Education Foundation of America and the Foundation for Louisiana will soon launch an Artist Business Training Program by bringing the award-winning Arts Council of New Orleans’ Artist Entrepreneurial Training program to NWLA.
Your answers will help us better determine which programs are “Priority 1” for the first year. Secondly, SHREVEPORT COMMON is moving from Vision Plan to Strategies and Implementation to provide the infrastructure to support an Arts-Driven Cultural Community. Better understanding you and your professional goals will help us better serve our artists. Whether you choose to give us your name and contact information, or wish to “weigh-in” anonymously, we hope you will complete this 10 minute survey. Our goal is 100% participation! CLICK HERE TO BEGIN…
SHREVEPORT COMMON TEMPORARY PUBLIC ARTWORKS PROJECT
The Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) on behalf of the City of Shreveport is seeking proposals from Northwest Louisiana Artists to design and fabricate temporary public artworks that will jumpstart the transformation of a neglected, 9-block area in the western part of downtown into Shreveport’s first artists’ driven Cultural Community, SHREVEPORT COMMON. Click here for GUIDELINES!
ANNOUNCEMENT (Nov. 30, 2012) - ARTISTS TO CREATE TEMPORARY ARTWORKS IN SHREVEPORT COMMON:
Leeann Stawasz – A group sculpture of the organic subject of a tree, created from metal. It will be placed in a highly visible location that will ‘grow’ leaves over a period of a few weeks, in contrast to the natural trees that will be dropping their leaves. Through the’ growth’ of the piece I hope that people will reflect on the growth of our city and with the progression of adding leaves, reflect on the appeal of many joining together in unity.
JRyan Artist – A “Greetings from Shreveport Common” 25’x15’ vinyl banner that will be portable and have the ability to be displayed at various events throughout Shreveport Common.
Jeff Morgan – A translucent curtain made of recycled plastic and glass bottles that are to be suspended from rafters and illuminated by solar spotlights.